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tpstar
Member since Feb-19-04 · Last seen Dec-11-17
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   tpstar has kibitzed 14601 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-11-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
tpstar: <It is just too bad that the factual premise for the puzzle was simply incorrect> The mistakes add to the quaintness of this contest. The "one fifth, two fifths" clue (2015 #20) had Dr. Seuss spelled wrong (which of course may have been intentional), but also the NAG codes clue
 
   Dec-11-17 Wesley So (replies)
 
tpstar: Congratulations Wesley! Too bad about spoiling Anand's birthday. Maybe Wesley can take him to the Chinese. =)
 
   Dec-11-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
tpstar: <Q: Has there ever been a chess game Team Democrat vs Team Republican?> 1) Democrats focused all of their attention on the Far Left of the board while totally ignoring the Center, so Republicans won in a walkover. 2) Democrats objected to the match conditions because they were ...
 
   Dec-11-17 G Nyholm vs O Loewenborg, 1918
 
tpstar: 32 ... Kg7 33. Qd4+ & 34. Qxa1 leaves White a Rook up.
 
   Dec-10-17 S Volkov vs A Riazantsev, 2017
 
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 21. Nd5. Brilliant game!
 
   Dec-10-17 M Matlakov vs V Fedoseev, 2017
 
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 31. Rcd1. Nice endgame.
 
   Dec-10-17 London Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
 
tpstar: After watching this post-game interview between Carlsen and Ashley, the live broadcast team should allow a player who just lost to submit a brief written statement about their game and leave it at that, instead of forcing such a painful interaction. Carlsen was clearly upset about ...
 
   Dec-10-17 R Praggnanandhaa vs T Riedener, 2016
 
tpstar: 4 ... Nxe4?? 5. Qa4+ is a stock trap in the Alapin Sicilian, but 5 ... cxd4 6. cxd4 Nxe4!? 7. d5 Qa5+ 8. Nc3 is interesting = Opening Explorer 18 ... Nxe5 19. Rxc8+. Brutal miniature.
 
   Dec-10-17 A Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016
 
tpstar: White got his Axel greased. <Neither of his parents know how to play the game> Astounding.
 
   Dec-10-17 Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017
 
tpstar: <MVL is the Najdorf King> Repertoire Explorer: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (black) Especially this sharp 8 ... Qb6 line = Repertoire Explorer: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (black) Meanwhile Karjakin has excellent results against the Najdorf = Repertoire Explorer: Sergey Karjakin (white)
 
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